Brown Sugar Salmon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
this sweet and savory salmon is a family favorite. (and SO easy). crusted with pecans, it has the perfect amount of sweet, spice, and texture. delicious!
- 1/2 c. Brown Sugar - firmly packed
- 1 c. Soy Sauce
- 2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 t. Garlic - minced
- 1/2 t. Black Pepper
- 2 T. Bourbon opt.
- 1/2 c. Chopped Pecans - toasted
- 1-2 Salmon Filets 2-2 1/2 lb. total
For the marinade...
Combine all ingredients except the Pecans and Salmon in a bowl.
Place Half the marinade and the Salmon in a Ziploc bag - squeeze out the air and zip the bag tightly.
Set aside the other half of the marinade to use as a glaze.
Marinate the Salmon for 1-3 hours. Flip the bag every 1/2 hour or so to marinate evenly.
For the Glaze...
Place the remaining half of the marinade in a small saucepan on the stove.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the temperature to low and simmer until the mixture thickens and reduces a little.
While the glaze is simmering, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
For the Pecan Topping...
Place the chopped pecans on a flat baking pan which has been covered with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Toast the pecan for 3-5 minutes until they darken a little and they start to smell sooo good.
Watch closely - the nuts can burn quickly!
For the Salmon...
Cover a baking dish or pan with aluminum foil.
Spray the foil-covered pan with cooking spray.
Take the Salmon out of the marinade and discard the marinade.
Place the Salmon (skin-side down) on the prepared pan.
Sprinkle the salmon with the toasted pecans pressing the pecans firmly into the salmon.
Brush or spoon 1/3 of the glaze onto the salmon.
Place the salmon in the oven.
Re-glaze the salmon with the glaze every 8-10 minutes (about 3 times).
Bake at 400 degrees for a total of 20-25 minutes until the salmon flakes easily.
Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 3335mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 0.7% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 6.2% | Iron: 15%